Management Plan

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) and the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve (BCEP) are managed by the Research Foundation of the California State University, Chico, for purposes of education, research, and natural resource protection. The Reserves contain diverse wildlife sustained in unique and critically important habitats. The Reserves also contain a number and variety of cultural resources, including historical sites and features indicative of exploration, mining, logging, homesteading, and ranching, as well as prehistoric sites and features representing ancient and historic Native American habitation and other land uses. In order to manage and preserve the resources for future research and interpretation, provisions are included in this plan for protection of these resources. 

Also included in the Management Plan are existing Memorandum of Understandings between the Department of Fish and Game and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria.

View the current Master Management Plan - 2011-2020

View the MOU between the BCCER and Department of Fish & Game

View the MOU between the BCCER and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria